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A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days

 Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong, Ho Chi Minh City
 Code: VNS41

Overview

Southern Vietnam is an incredible land, providing the rich experiences, thanks to its stunning landscape, hospitable people, great depth of history and culture, as well as mouth-watering cuisine. See the highlights of Southern Vietnam on this four-day adventure A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days, which is suitable for all types of travelers. You will commence your tour with Ho Chi Minh City’s major landmarks; then, head to the countryside to the fascinating underground network of Cu Chi tunnels, and travel out to the Mekong Delta, where you will hop aboard a private long-tail boat to explore the lively waterways. 

A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days Highlights

  •   Explore the busy Ho Chi Minh City (formerly named Saigon) & visit some famous attractions going with the development of the city.
  •   Get the emotional feeling by exploring through the underground tunnel system of Cu Chi to learn about the hardships of locals during the war.
  •   Boat trip on the tranquil river in Mekong Delta Tour, the “rice bowl” of Vietnam.

A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days Summary

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 Activities: Meet your tour guide at Ho Chi Minh International Airport & be transferred to the city center. Stroll around Saigon in the afternoon.

Our A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days will start from Ho Chi Minh City.  

Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide and driver and be transferred to the city center for hotel check-in. 

This afternoon, you will embark on a city tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the War Remnants Museum where a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photographs, and documentation of the Vietnam War is displayed. Visit History Museum (closed on Mondays) or the Reunification Palace to witness the relics of the city’s tumultuous past. Walk around the city to see the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), The Continental Hotel, The Opera House and City Hall.  Stop by the bustling Ben Thanh Market in the late afternoon to immerse yourself in local life & shop for the various products to bring home.   

Go back to our hotel for free time and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

 Meals: 

Old Saigon Post Office

 Activities: Take the Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour to discover the underground network of Cu Chi tunnels and to learn more about the hardship of local people during the war.

After breakfast, we head to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City for a half day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour. Being stretched for over 155 miles (250 km) from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border, the Cu Chi Tunnels played an important role in the Vietnam War in that they allowed the Viet Cong to take control a huge rural area only 30 to 40 km from former Saigon. Included storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, constructed living areas, command centers and innumerable of nightmare trap doors, the network was like a secret city to support Viet Cong during the war. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels brings you a poignant feeling when you witness a part of the underground life of Viet Cong & the hardships of war. For those who would like to try to fire an AK-47 or an MK16 rifle on a firing range, this will be a good place (Fee is excluded).  

After lunch in the local restaurant, we will get back to the city center and reach your hotel at around 03.00 PM.

Free time for yourself in the afternoon and stay overnight in HCM city. 

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Firing range in Cu Chi Tunnels

 Activities: Explore Ben Tre for the whole day, an authentic area in Mekong Delta to enjoy the cruising experience on the river and taste the regional specialties.

Though new bridges connecting Ben Tre with My Tho and Tra Vinh helped to attract more visitors into the area, Ben Tre still retains authentic, compared to its neighbor, My Tho. The tour to Ben Tre is the great choice for a day away from the hustle & bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. You have the chance to explore orchards, farms, and fisheries & immerse yourself in the tranquil scenery of the water world. Today we will start our Mekong Delta Tour for learning more about the local life in one of the most famous rivers in Asia and the World.

After breakfast, our tour guide & driver will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel in Saigon for a drive of around 2 hours to Ben Tre. While there, you will have a chance to stroll along the waterfront & see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch to the other regions in the country. Then, get on a private boat to experience a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. First, you will visit fish farms to get into the local life and exotic fruit farms to sample some tropical fruits. Cruise along the river to visit various local workplaces, including a brick kiln factory, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house. Afterward, you choose either of being on a cart powered by a motorbike (namely Xe Lôi) or biking to travel through some quiet authentic villages. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board. The excursion will end at around 4:00 pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.  

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Mekong boat trip

 Activities: Free morning before transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Free time in the morning to explore the city by yourself before being transferred to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your onward flight. A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days ends! 

Note: For clients with more time and who want the beach for relaxing may search for Southern Vietnam 5 Day Trip.

 Meals:  Breakfast

 Notes: 
Normally we will pick you up 3 hours before your departure flight time for your international flight and 2 hours before your departure flight time for your domestic flight but we will be flexible depending on the traffic and other conditions. The picking up time will be set up when we send you the detailed itinerary and confirmed again 1 day before your departure date by our guide or travel consultant.

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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh City(N/A)

 Activities: Meet your tour guide at Ho Chi Minh International Airport & be transferred to the city center. Stroll around Saigon in the afternoon.

Our A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days will start from Ho Chi Minh City.  

Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide and driver and be transferred to the city center for hotel check-in. 

This afternoon, you will embark on a city tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the War Remnants Museum where a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photographs, and documentation of the Vietnam War is displayed. Visit History Museum (closed on Mondays) or the Reunification Palace to witness the relics of the city’s tumultuous past. Walk around the city to see the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), The Continental Hotel, The Opera House and City Hall.  Stop by the bustling Ben Thanh Market in the late afternoon to immerse yourself in local life & shop for the various products to bring home.   

Go back to our hotel for free time and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

 Meals: 

Old Saigon Post Office
Day 2

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day (B, L)

 Activities: Take the Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour to discover the underground network of Cu Chi tunnels and to learn more about the hardship of local people during the war.

After breakfast, we head to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City for a half day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour. Being stretched for over 155 miles (250 km) from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border, the Cu Chi Tunnels played an important role in the Vietnam War in that they allowed the Viet Cong to take control a huge rural area only 30 to 40 km from former Saigon. Included storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, constructed living areas, command centers and innumerable of nightmare trap doors, the network was like a secret city to support Viet Cong during the war. A visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels brings you a poignant feeling when you witness a part of the underground life of Viet Cong & the hardships of war. For those who would like to try to fire an AK-47 or an MK16 rifle on a firing range, this will be a good place (Fee is excluded).  

After lunch in the local restaurant, we will get back to the city center and reach your hotel at around 03.00 PM.

Free time for yourself in the afternoon and stay overnight in HCM city. 

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Firing range in Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3

Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

 Activities: Explore Ben Tre for the whole day, an authentic area in Mekong Delta to enjoy the cruising experience on the river and taste the regional specialties.

Though new bridges connecting Ben Tre with My Tho and Tra Vinh helped to attract more visitors into the area, Ben Tre still retains authentic, compared to its neighbor, My Tho. The tour to Ben Tre is the great choice for a day away from the hustle & bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. You have the chance to explore orchards, farms, and fisheries & immerse yourself in the tranquil scenery of the water world. Today we will start our Mekong Delta Tour for learning more about the local life in one of the most famous rivers in Asia and the World.

After breakfast, our tour guide & driver will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel in Saigon for a drive of around 2 hours to Ben Tre. While there, you will have a chance to stroll along the waterfront & see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch to the other regions in the country. Then, get on a private boat to experience a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. First, you will visit fish farms to get into the local life and exotic fruit farms to sample some tropical fruits. Cruise along the river to visit various local workplaces, including a brick kiln factory, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house. Afterward, you choose either of being on a cart powered by a motorbike (namely Xe Lôi) or biking to travel through some quiet authentic villages. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board. The excursion will end at around 4:00 pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.  

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Mekong boat trip
Day 4

Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

 Activities: Free morning before transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Free time in the morning to explore the city by yourself before being transferred to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your onward flight. A Glimpse of Southern Vietnam 4 days ends! 

Note: For clients with more time and who want the beach for relaxing may search for Southern Vietnam 5 Day Trip.

 Meals:  Breakfast

 Notes: 
Normally we will pick you up 3 hours before your departure flight time for your international flight and 2 hours before your departure flight time for your domestic flight but we will be flexible depending on the traffic and other conditions. The picking up time will be set up when we send you the detailed itinerary and confirmed again 1 day before your departure date by our guide or travel consultant.

Notre dame Catherdral

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  •   Vietnam Visa on Arrival Letter 
  •   Accommodations (Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast 
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Airport pick-up/drop-off  by AC vehicles
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC 
  •   Mekong Boat Trip
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water (02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees  as mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Your International flights to & from Vietnam 
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Compulsory dinner in the peak season at the hotel (if any)
  •   Personal expenses 
  •   Tips to guide and driver

Accommodation

Destinations 3 Star Class 4 Star Class 5 Star Class
Ho Chi Minh City Signature Saigon Hotel Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa Rex Hotel

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